Business Resources

Information resources available through government agencies and regional organizations

Greater Rochester Enterprise GRE’s mission is to support business attraction and expansion, as well as entrepreneurship and innovation.  GRE collaborates with companies, universities, not-for-profit organizations, and government leaders to deliver a unified approach to regional economic development.

Rochester Downtown Development Corporation RDDC’s mission is to drive downtown growth, support the Downtown Innovation Zone, aggressively advocate on issues impacting downtown investment and growth, and to market the center of the city as an asset for regional growth. RDDC is the go-to organization for market tracking and data, downtown development trends, and stakeholder positions.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce The Rochester region’s official Chamber of Commerce provides support services to member businesses throughout the region, and advocates at the state and federal level on issues that impact the business climate.

High Tech Rochester HTR is a nonprofit whose mission is to be a catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation-based economic development. Provides a suite of services including technology commercialization for very-early-stage opportunities; business incubation for high-growth-potential startups; and, growth services for existing manufacturing companies seeking to improve their top- and bottom-line performance.

Center for Governmental Research Provides strategic analysis, management guidance and implementation support to clients,  with policy, financial and analytical expertise.  Fact-based analysis and consulting in four practice areas:  government & education; economics & public finance; health & human services; and, non-profits & communities.

ACTRochester ACT Rochester’s purpose is to change the culture of community problem-solving and associated decision-making through the use of credible, independent, and timely data.

Digital Rochester Digital Rochester is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on bringing technology professionals together within the community. DR accomplishes this through the sponsorship of relevant events and programs focused on skill building and the cultivation of individual business relationships.

Greater Rochester Visitors Association The greater Rochester areas official tourism promotion organization.

Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Seeks to provide resources and education for members and the community in all facets of the real estate industry.

The Housing Council Provides landlord education, foreclosure prevention, prepurchase counseling, emergency housing services, and fair housing education.

Landmark Society of Western New York Non profit organization dedicate to protecting the unique architectural heritage of our region and promoting preservation and planning practices that foster healthy, livable, and sustainable communities. The Landmark Society can also connect developers with funding sources and technical advice for developers working with historic buildings.

New York Business First New York State’s “one stop shop” for links to statewide economic development programs.

Monroe County Economic Development Division Through private, state, federal, and county financial resources and technical assistance, the Economic Development Division supports business, developers, units of local government and major county facilities like the airport and landfill in economic development activities

Data and information sources provided by the City of Rochester below

Developers Guide Handbook A Guide for navigating the city’s permit and code requirements during the development process

City Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Interactive map of every property within the city of Rochester with detailed information including taxes, assessment, property owner, and other information

City Neighborhood Data Map Interactive map featuring census data broken down by block group. Information provided includes population, demographics, crime, economics, and other census data

City Interactive Real Estate Map Interactive map featuring development projects in the City of Rochester including status, development cost, developer, media, and contact information.